Resolutions Adopted - Regular Session

Hawaii State Legislature
1997 Session

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MEASURE   SR0001
TITLE     ELECTED OFFICERS (CLERK, ASSISTANT CLERK, SERGEANT-AT-ARMS, ASSISTANT
           SERGEANT-AT-ARMS) OF THE SENATE.
INTRODCR  Ihara L (586-6250)
STATUS    Jan=15 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Jan=15 97  Introduction - Senate
          Jan=15 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0002
TITLE     RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF THE RULES OF THE SENATE.
INTRODCR  McCartney M (586-6910)
STATUS    Jan=15 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Jan=15 97  Introduction - Senate
          Jan=15 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0004
TITLE     REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR AND THE MAYORS OF THE SEVERAL COUNTIES TO
           DESIGNATE FEBRUARY 9 TO 15, 1997 AS "NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY
           AWARENESS WEEK".
INTRODCR  Aki J (586-6700)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Governor is
           requested to designate February 9 to 15, 1997 as " National Child
           Passenger Safety Awareness Week " in order to promote good safety
           habits for young pedestrians and bicyclists, childrens' passenger
           safety, and driver and parental awareness to reduce the incidence of
           vehicular death, injury, and disability among Hawaii's children.
           -- SR0004
STATUS    Feb=05 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Feb=05 97  Introduction - Senate
          Feb=05 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0013
TITLE     REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ENSURE THAT STATE AND
           FEDERAL MONEYS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND RELATED SERVICES ARE NOT
           CO-OPTED THROUGH SITE-BASED MANAGEMENT AND FISCAL FLEXIBILITY.
INTRODCR  Bunda R (586-6090)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Education is requested to protect the educational rights of children
           with disabilities by ensuring that state and federal moneys for
           special education and related services are not co opted through site
           based management and fiscal flexibility in the name of fiscal
           necessity. -- SR0013
COMM REPT  SSCR 1617 (EDU)
STATUS    Apr=08 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Feb=27 97  Introduction - Senate
          Feb=27 97  Single Referral to EDU
          Apr=08 97  Reported from EDU (SSCR 1617)
          Apr=08 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0016 SD1   (SSCR 1667)
TITLE     REQUESTING A REVIEW OF ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL PARKING SITUATIONS.
INTRODCR  Tam R (586-6450)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Education is requested to review all public school parking
           situations, including cost implications and the possibility of
           reducing parking facilities on some campuses; and
           requested to determine fair and reasonable methods for accommodating
           the individual needs of public elementary, intermediate, and high
           school campuses; and
           requested to submit its findings and recommendations with proposed
           legislation, if appropriate, to the Legislature at least twenty days
           prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998. -- SR0016 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1667 (EDU)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Feb=28 97  Introduction - Senate
          Feb=28 97  Single Referral to EDU
          Apr=10 97  Reported from EDU (SSCR 1667) (SD1)
          Apr=10 97  Adopted by the Senate, as amended (SD1)





MEASURE   SR0029 SD2   (SSCR 1638)
TITLE     RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH INTO THE PRESERVATION OF
           HAWAII'S GREEN SEA TURTLES.
INTRODCR  Tam R (586-6450)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Legislature
           hereby resolves that fibropapilloma is in fact a serious threat to
           Hawaii's green sea turtle, a species protected by both state and
           federal statutes; and
           Resources report to the Legislature prior to the 1998 Regular
           Session on the progress of the Sea Turtle Recovery Plan and research
           into the preservation of Hawaii's green sea turtles. -- SR0029 SD2
COMM REPT  SSCR 1265 (HEV)  SSCR 1638 (TIA)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=04 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=04 97  Multiple Referral to HEV then TIA
          Mar=31 97  Reported from HEV (SSCR 1265) (SD1)
          Mar=31 97  Referred to TIA
          Apr=10 97  Reported from TIA (SSCR 1638) (SD2)





MEASURE   SR0035
TITLE     REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL-TO-WORK
           TRANSITION CENTER AT KA'U HIGH AND PAHALA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
INTRODCR  Levin A (586-6760)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Education is requested to establish a school to work transition
           center at Kau High and Pahala Elementary School on the island of
           Hawaii. -- SR0035
COMM REPT  SSCR 1621 (HRE/ EDU/)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=06 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=06 97  Single Referral to HRE/ EDU/
          Apr=10 97  Reported from HRE/ EDU/ (SSCR 1621)
          Apr=10 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0042
TITLE     URGING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO PROHIBIT THE
           PARTICIPATION OF AMERICAN CORPORATIONS IN THE DEFORESTATION OF
           TROPICAL RAINFORESTS.
INTRODCR  Tam R (586-6450)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Legislature
           urges the Congress of the US to prohibit the participation of
           American corporations in the deforestation of tropical rainforests.
           -- SR0042
COMM REPT  SSCR 1651 (HEV)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=07 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=10 97  Single Referral to HEV
          Apr=10 97  Reported from HEV (SSCR 1651)
          Apr=10 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0044 SD1   (SSCR 1652)
TITLE     REQUESTING AN EVALUATION OF THE POSSIBLE HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE AERIAL
           SPRAYING OF HERBICIDES.
INTRODCR  Levin A (586-6760)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Health is requested to compile, digest, and evaluate the available
           hard scientific evidence as it relates to the possible health
           effects of the aerial spraying of glyphosate and other herbicide
           compounds; and
           Department of Health is requested to include an evaluation of the
           available scientific literature for the possible health effects of
           aerial spraying of glyphosate and other herbicide compounds as it
           may specifically apply to:
          requested to report its findings to the Legislature no later than
          twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.
          -- SR0044 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1652 (HEV)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=07 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=10 97  Single Referral to HEV
          Apr=10 97  Reported from HEV (SSCR 1652) (SD1)
          Apr=10 97  Adopted by the Senate, as amended (SD1)





MEASURE   SR0046 SD1   (SSCR 1305)
TITLE     REQUESTING THE COUNTIES TO IMPOSE ONLY A SIMPLE PERMIT REQUIREMENT IN
           ORDER TO OBTAIN PERMISSION TO INTER FAMILY MEMBERS IN FAMILY BURIAL
           PLOTS UNDER STATE LAW.
INTRODCR  Levin A (586-6760)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the counties are
           requested to impose only a simple permit requirement in order to
           obtain permission to inter family members in family burial plots
           under state law; and
           to repeal or rescind any ordinances, rules, or procedures that may
           exceed this simple permit requirement. -- SR0046 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1305 (HEV)  SSCR 1640 (TIA)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=07 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=10 97  Multiple Referral to HEV then TIA
          Mar=31 97  Reported from HEV (SSCR 1305) (SD1)
          Mar=31 97  Referred to TIA
          Apr=10 97  Reported from TIA (SSCR 1640)





MEASURE   SR0054 SD1   (SSCR 1713)
TITLE     REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DEVELOP A COMMUNICATION
           PLAN TO INFORM PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND THE COMMUNITY ABOUT CHAPTER 19
           RULES.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Education is requested to develop a communication plan to inform
           parents, students, and the community about the chapter 19 rules; and
           requested to report its progress to the Legislature no later than
           -- SR0054 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1713 (EDU)
STATUS    Apr=15 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=07 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=10 97  Single Referral to EDU
          Apr=15 97  Reported from EDU (SSCR 1713) (SD1)
          Apr=15 97  Adopted by the Senate, as amended (SD1)





MEASURE   SR0057
TITLE     URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO IMPLEMENT RULES AGAINST TEACHER
           HARASSMENT FROM STUDENTS.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Education is urged to develop and implement a policy and program to
           prevent school violence against teachers and students. -- SR0057
COMM REPT  SSCR 1619 (EDU)
STATUS    Apr=08 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=07 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=10 97  Single Referral to EDU
          Apr=08 97  Reported from EDU (SSCR 1619)
          Apr=08 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0060 SD1   (SSCR 1649)
TITLE     REQUESTING A STUDY ON THE LICENSING OF MASSAGE SCHOOLS.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Auditor is
           requested to conduct a study to:
                     by the Department of Education or some other state agency
                     is appropriate; and
                      students in federal student aid programs, and other grant
                      and loan programs; and
                      accrediting agencies; and
          of its findings and recommendations, to the Legislature no later than
          twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.
          -- SR0060 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1649 (CPI)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=10 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=10 97  Single Referral to CPI
          Apr=10 97  Reported from CPI (SSCR 1649) (SD1)
          Apr=10 97  Adopted by the Senate, as amended (SD1)





MEASURE   SR0063 SD1   (SSCR 1624)
TITLE     REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONSIDER THE RECOMMENDATIONS
           OF THE BIG ISLAND SUBAREA HEALTH PLANNING COUNCIL'S MENTAL HEALTH
           AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COMMITTEE, UNDER THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND
           DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
           PROGRAMS FOR DUAL DIAGNOSIS INDIVIDUALS IN ITS JANUARY, 1997 REPORT
           TO THE LEGISLATURE.
INTRODCR  Levin A (586-6760)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Health is requested to consider the recommendations of the Big
           Island Subarea Health Planning Council's Mental Health and Substance
           Abuse Committee, under the State Planning and Development Agency,
           regarding mental health and substance abuse programs for dual
           diagnosis individuals as described above; and
           requested to report findings and recommendations, including any
           necessary proposed legislation, to the Legislature twenty days prior
           to the convening of the Regular Session of 1998. -- SR0063 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1624 (HEV)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=10 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=10 97  Single Referral to HEV
          Apr=10 97  Reported from HEV (SSCR 1624) (SD1)
          Apr=10 97  Adopted by the Senate, as amended (SD1)





MEASURE   SR0074 SD1   (SSCR 1378)
TITLE     REQUESTING THE EXPEDITION OF THE CALCULATION OF SICK LEAVE CREDIT FOR
           RETIRED TEACHERS AND THE PAYMENT OF THE ADJUSTED RETIREMENT
           COMPENSATION WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF RETIREMENT.
INTRODCR  Mizuguchi N (BR) (586-6870)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Education is requested to expedite the calculation of sick leave
           credit for retired teachers and the Hawaii State Employees'
           Retirement System is requested to pay the adjusted retirement
           compensation within an acceptable time period that is determined
           through coordinated efforts with the appropriate labor unions; and
           and the Administrator of the Hawaii State Employees' Retirement
           System are requested to report findings and progress to the
           Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the
           Regular Session of 1998. -- SR0074 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1378 (EDU)  SSCR 1669 (HRE)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=11 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=12 97  Multiple Referral to EDU then HRE
          Mar=31 97  Reported from EDU (SSCR 1378) (SD1)
          Mar=31 97  Referred to HRE
          Apr=10 97  Reported from HRE (SSCR 1669)





MEASURE   SR0078 SD1   (SSCR 1629)
TITLE     REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT COALITION, IN
           CONSULTATION WITH THE JUDICIARY, TO STUDY WAYS TO SIMPLIFY PROOF OF
           PRIOR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS.
INTRODCR  Matsunaga M (586-7100)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of Nineteenth Legislature of the
           State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Hawaii State Law
           Enforcement Coalition, in consultation with the Judiciary and the
           Hawaii Supreme Court's Standing Committee on the Rules of Evidence,
           is requested to study ways to simplify proof of prior criminal
           convictions, in both district and circuit courts; and
           Coalition, using the resources of the Department of the Prosecuting
           Attorney and the City and County of Honolulu, is requested to report
           its findings and recommendations to the Legislature no later than
           twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 1998.
           -- SR0078 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1629 (JDC)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=11 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=12 97  Single Referral to JDC
          Apr=10 97  Reported from JDC (SSCR 1629) (SD1)
          Apr=10 97  Adopted by the Senate, as amended (SD1)





MEASURE   SR0080 SD1   (SSCR 1656)
TITLE     REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO EXAMINE AND RECONSIDER
           THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE FORMULARY APPROVED FOR QUEST AND MEDICAID
           PATIENTS AND THE PROCESS OF AUTHORIZING THE USE OF NON-FORMULARY
           DRUGS.
INTRODCR  Levin A (586-6760)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Human Services, with the assistance of the Department of Health, is
           requested to examine and reconsider the appropriateness of the
           formulary approved for QUEST and Medicaid patients; and
           cumbersome process of authorizing the use of non formulary drugs be
           developed; and
           specifically include in its examination and reconsideration at least
           the 6 items specified above; and
           is requested to report its findings and recommendations to the
           Legislature twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular
           Session of 1998. -- SR0080 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1339 (HEV)  SSCR 1656 (HRE)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=11 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=12 97  Multiple Referral to HEV then HRE
          Mar=31 97  Reported from HEV (SSCR 1339)
          Mar=31 97  Referred to HRE
          Apr=10 97  Reported from HRE (SSCR 1656) (SD1)





MEASURE   SR0083
TITLE     URGING CONSIDERATION OF A BREAK-DOWN SYSTEM OF AWARDING FEDERAL
           CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN HAWAII.
INTRODCR  Kawamoto C (586-6970)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that Hawaii's
           congressional delegation is urged to work with the Commander in
           Chief of the US Pacific Command to consider a system of dividing
           projects into smaller parts for awarding federal construction
           projects in Hawaii. -- SR0083
COMM REPT  SSCR 1634 (TIA)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=12 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=13 97  Single Referral to TIA
          Apr=10 97  Reported from TIA (SSCR 1634)
          Apr=10 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0092 SD1   (SSCR 1385)
TITLE     URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REVIEW ITS POLICY FOR WORKING WITH
           HAWAII'S DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING, AND DEAF-BLIND COMMUNITY.
INTRODCR  Fernandes Salling L (586-6850)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Board of
           Education is urged to review its policy for working with Hawaii's
           deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf blind community members; and
           consider the educational bill of rights for deaf, hard of hearing,
           hearing, and deaf blind children's education; and
           report on the status of the actions taken to address this issue to
           the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of
           the 1998 Regular Session. -- SR0092 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1385 (EDU)  SSCR 1686 (WAM)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=13 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=17 97  Multiple Referral to EDU then WAM
          Mar=31 97  Reported from EDU (SSCR 1385) (SD1)
          Mar=31 97  Referred to WAM
          Apr=10 97  Reported from WAM (SSCR 1686)


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